Always use a combination of colour, shapes and text.
Avoid the use of colour as the only way to convey meaning.
Left-aligned text and use a suitable font size.
In most cases 12pt size font with 1.5 line spacing. Avoid centre and right alignment of text or full justification.
Break up information with meaningful headings.
Use sub-headings and one-level bullet lists. Avoid complex or cluttered layouts, multi-layered menus or lists.
Write text in sentence case and use heading styles.
Adjust text size using heading styles. Avoid using all capital letters and using layout as the only way to convey structure.
Provide multiple means of representation.
Add meaningful alternative (alt) text to all images and provide transcripts for videos and audio.
Always use a readable font with sufficient colour contrast from the background.
Avoid low colour contrasts, small font sizes and cursive or script fonts.
Make important information clear and easy to find.
Avoid underlined words, italics and all capital letters for emphasis, headings or body text.
Write descriptive and meaningful hyperlinks.
Avoid using uninformative links and never use ‘click here’. Use a URL shortener if required.
Ensure all content can be navigated with a keyboard.
Avoid forcing control by use of a mouse or touch screen alone.
Allow users to control and navigate audio and audio content.
Avoid the automatic start of any audio or video content.